Archive | February 2012

Chef for a day @ Maya Kitchen

at maya kitchen

At The Maya Kitchen πŸ™‚

I had a super fabulous cooking day at Maya’s Kitchen last Saturday. Camille and I were one of those who were given the 24 slots to the cooking class at Maya’s Kitchen that was sponsored by the company.

We eagerly watched and listened to Chef Christa’s demo/lecture. I was personally amazed at how fast she was able to cook all those sumptous dishes.

Chef Christa at Work

Here are the recipes she shared with us:

Almond Biscoti

Almond Biscoti

Guess what?! I baked an almond biscoti!!! Hahaha. I don’t have a pic to show you as an evidence because we were really busy at the kitchen and I was afraid Chef Christa would get mad at us if we didn’t focus on our task. Hehe.. Note: We were the last group who were able to finish preparing this almond biscoti because all of us in the group aren’t so used to baking. I used to assist Mommy and Mama when they would bake cakes but that was a loooong time ago.

Mini Pavlova

Mini Pavlova

Profiterols

Profiterols

Pavlova

Salt Crusted Fish

Salt Crusted Fish Opened

Iberian Chicken (Superrrr Yummy!!)

She also taught us how to make home-made bacon and the pastry cream for the profiterols and pavlova but Camille wasn’t able to capture it on cam…

And the best part of the cooking class is when we get to sit down in the dining room and eat our delicious recipes! Actually, Chef Christa was the one who cooked/baked most of these. Due to time constraints, we were able to bake only the almond biscoti and profiterols. The Iberian chicken and the salted fish were soooo heavenly! They tasted reeaaally good!

After our cooking class, I mentally computed how much I would need to have a beautiful kitchen such as the one at Maya’s. I soooo want my own kitchen already!!! And I think I want to have my oven really, really SOON! πŸ™‚

Special thanks to Accenture Philippines for coming up with this program/perk and giving us this awesome break from work. Hope to have another one in the future πŸ˜‰

Overflow!

Finally, I was able to attend The Feast here in Metro Manila. I have always wanted to attend it but I didn’t know where the venues are, aside from the one in PICC, which is (for Β me), very far from my place (Mandaluyong). The Feast (founded by Bo Sanchez) is a Catholic prayer meeting-slash mass where people get to praise and worship God, have mass and receive communion, and also listen to the powerful talks prepared by the preachers.

Last week, I told Daday(my teammate) that I am looking for a Feast venue near my place and she gave me this:

Feast invitation card

It had all the Feast schedules at the back. And for the benefit of those who are interested to join The Feast gathering, here is the list I got from their website:

Feast Schedule

It’s not on the list above but the Ortigas feast (Robinsons Galleria Cinema 3)Β is also held every Sunday, 9:30-11:30am.

I really felt blessed after attending The Feast at Robinsons Galleria this morning. Aside from the Praise and Worship,

The FEAST

The FEAST Praise & Worship

We also had the mass

and the Talk 2Β (of the Overflow series): Income vs. Wealth by Bro. Vic Espanol,

where he shared about 3 Steps to Build Wealth for you Old Age:

1. Receive regular income
2. Retain a simple lifestyle
3. Reproduce (Gain financial literacy – build businesses and invest)

He also gave some tips on which stocks in the stock market we should choose and that more Filipinos should invest in paper assets such as bonds and stocks, just as what the people in richer nations (US, Japan, and other neighboring countries) are doing. It is because if you just put your money in the bank, it will lose its value because of inflation. That is why, we should not wait until old or retirement age to start our own business or invest our money.

Some “religious” people may question this desire for abundance in life and they may say that money is the root of all evil but this is not necessarily true. Money itself is not evil, but the love and hunger for it is. I hear a lot of people say that they don’t want to get rich because seeking for wealth is bad. I beg to disagree. There are so many good things you can do with money. Right now, I seek to gain abundance because I want to see my brother get his nursing degree, and I want to be able to help some relatives in the future. In short, you can choose to be abundant and be a blessing, than to be poor and be a burden.

Have a blessed week everyone! And hope to see you in one of The Feasts! πŸ™‚

Just My Luck :)

For me one of the factors that could contribute to one’s happiness at work is the people you work with. And I am one of the most fortunate people in the world because I am always given the opportunity to work with some of the most wonderful and talented people. πŸ™‚

My MSU-GenSan family

Active Rail Technology Solutions

OSM Team (Accenture)

Portal Team (Accenture)

Thank you for blessing my life.